Monday, 9 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 9-9-2013

You know, it’s a Monday when … 

Well, actually, you can tell it’s a Monday, usually by looking at the calendar.

Personally … ?   Personally, I’d’ve come come up with something hysterically funny to go with that.

But I was helping babysit my nephew, Jude, yesterday.   And at two and a bit … ?

He’s a very energetic handful, bless him … !

Enegetic … and starting to learn to talk, as well: which is kind of exciting to be part of.

Even if it’s only on a level “Tha goes there, Caul*”

Hmmm … 

Let’s move on, shall we?   Before I get soppy … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers, and, along with telling us she’d heard Vindaloo before, also bagging four out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 9th September, 1947, saw the finding of the world’s first computer bug: at which US university … ?
Q2) 9th September, 1976, saw the death of Chairman Mao.   How is Quotations from Chairman Mao better known, in the West … ?
Q3) 9th September, 1850, saw California admitted as the 31st state of the USA.   What’s the capital of California … ?
Q4) 9th September, 1988, saw seven members of England’s cricket team refused visas to India: after they went on a rebel sporting tour, where … ?
Q5) Finally … 9th September, 1942, saw the only Japanese air-raids on US soil: on which US state … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th September saw the first six matches played in England’s Football League.   In which year … ?
A1) 1888.
Q2) What was the name of the team that were that first years’ League champions … ?
A2) Preston North End.
Q3) In which year was the Second Division introduced: 1892, 1893 or 1894 … ?
A3) 1892.
Q4) In the re-organisation of the early 1990s, England’s top football clubs went on to form the … what … ?
A4) Premiership League.
Q5) Finally … what does the Football League’s pre-1992 First Division now call itself … ?
A5) The Football League Championship.
Enjoy those.

Given it’s both men’s birthday, today, I’ll leave you with this tune from Topol … 

And this quote from Cardinal Richelieu …
“We may employ artifice to deceive a rival, anything against our enemies.”
Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu, 9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642.
Have a good Monday … !

*        That’s the best he can do for ‘Paul’.   I’m not complaining.   :D

†        I don’t know how much of an international hit it was, Debbi: as far as I was ever concerned, though, it sums up the all-singing — literally all-singing — UK football fan.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hey there! Taking a moment to do your teaser. I have an idea I'd like to talk to you about at some point. I need to do some further research and let you know more after that. :)

1. Harvard
2. the Little Red Book
3. Sacramento
4. Pakistan
5. Hawaii